This Fair Trade Certified organic loose leaf tea is visually stunning with its combination of dried red raspberries and organic green tea leaves. Even more stunning is the pink tinted infusion created by the berries. Don't worry; it really IS a green tea! The tart red raspberry flavor and hibiscus of this light-bodied infusion practically masks the green tea in the background. Like all of our tea blends, our Raspberry Green Tea uses only the highest quality teas, essential oils and botanical ingredients, insuring an excellent cup every time!
Ingredients: organic green tea, organic raspberries, organic hibiscus, and natural raspberry flavor
Serving Size: one generous teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water
Aubrey Says: This tea reminds me of a tart berry tisane, yet it offers all of the health benefits of green tea!
Jeremy Says: A good choice for those looking for a green tea blend without a prominent green tea flavor.
Posted by Kathy M. on 14th Feb 2013
I love the light flavor of raspberry mixed in with the green tea leaves. It does take a little longer to brew but its definitely worth the wait.
Posted by Angela D. on 10th Oct 2012
I really enjoy this raspberry tea. I do steep for an extended time to get the most flavor that I can. This would be nice either hot or cold.
Posted by Kathy Kreft - Achatz Pies on 26th Aug 2009
We really enjoy the raspberry green tea - it goes so well with our pies.
Posted by Fred Cox on 18th Jun 2009
I normally don't care for flavored teas. I got the raspberry green tea by mistake but am delighted with it. I like to leave everything in the cup and munch as much as drink; this subtle tea rewards that policy: the raspberry bits float on top providing tiny tart exclamations of flavor, while the mellow tea leaves rest quietly at the bottom showing no bitterness or astringency even after long immersion. This tea tastes like desert!
Posted by Johanna Miller on 11th Mar 2008
I am a big fan of teas blended with fruit or herbal ingredients and this one is just the thing. Unlike the usual fruit blends that have a strong hibiscus base, here the hibiscus takes more of a back seat, and doesn't cover up the raspberry.
Posted by Bill Edwards on 8th Nov 2007
This is a mild green that does not seem to get bitter with a longer brew. That is a good feature since a longer brew is needed to appreciate the raspberry flavor. I like the red color before brewing. When brewed it is a delicate tan/pink. A great tea for a change from the usual!
We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.
There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.
Quantity of tea: one generous teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water
Water temperature: use water that has been heated until bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pot (180° F)
Steeping time: 2-3 minutes
Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.
Tip #2: Keep in mind that brewing your tea for too long can extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves, so steeping time matters! For a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea.
Learn more from our step-by-step guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!
There are five significant components found in all tea from the plant camellia sinensis: essential oils, which are the source of tea’s delicious flavor and aroma; polyphenols, which are antioxidants that provide the tea’s brisk flavor and many of its health benefits; phytonutrients, which are small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids including L-theanine (a very rare molecule that has been found in only three sources including camellia sinensis!) ; enzymes; and methylxanthines, which are a family of alkaloids that include caffeine. Each of these components work differently in the human body and a full description is best left to a medical journal. However, recent research exploring the potential health attributes of tea is leading many scientists to agree that tea, may contribute positively to a healthy lifestyle.
Some research comparing different types of tea has shown that the manufacturing process does affect the level of antioxidants present in the final tea leaf. According to a 2006 review of the beneficial effects of green tea in the Journal of American College of Nutrition, when comparing dry leaves, unoxidized green tea retains more antioxidants than black, oolong, or pu-erh. The catechin (or antioxidant) that displays the greatest increase in green tea when compared to the black, oolong and pu-erh is EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate). (Reference: "Beneficial Effects of Green Tea - A Review" Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol 25, No 2 (2006))
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With all the press they’re getting lately, frozen pops appear to be the latest trend. This is fantastic news for the home cook who doesn’t have the patience or the dedicated appliance needed to whip up a batch of gelato or semifreddo or ice cream. Making popsicles is easy and requires no special equipment! Adding tea to the pops adds a whole new flavor dimension and an extra level of refreshment. Check here to view the full recipe for Tea-Flavored Frozen Fruit Pops!